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  • Girls Split Games With Lady Jackrabbits

    The St. Francis Lady Indians and the Greeley County Lady Jackrabbits split their games in Tribune on Friday, February 15. The Lady Indians won the varsity contest in a come-from-behind performance 41-36. The junior varsity Lady Indians lost a close battle 17-19.

    In varsity action, the teams battled evenly throughout the contest. Greeley County's largest lead was 6; the Lady Indians largest lead was 5. Fortunately, the Lady Indians were ahead when the final horn sounded. There were seven lead changes and four ties during the game. Both teams had difficulty scoring due to low shooting percentages and many turnovers. Greeley County's Mattie Brandl (Jr.) scored the first basket of the game on a strong cut to the goal. On the ensuing St. Francis possession, Emma Johnson sank a left-wing trey on an assist from Karly Bandel. Lauren Johnson's left-wing trey moved the score to 6-2 and caused a Greeley County (GC) time-out at 5:37. GC's Kamryn Youmans (Jr.) soon banked in a deuce from the left wing. Youmans' next score, in transition, tied the contest at 4:10. A free-throw by Alonda Gomez, a stick-back basket by McKenna Poling, and a reverse lay-up by Gomez gave the Lady Indians a five-point advantage, 11-6. Greeley County scored the final four points of the first period; a left-wing trey by Youmans and a free-throw by Grace Whitman (Fr.). St. Francis led 11-10 after one period of action.

    An assist from Lindsey Johnson to Hannah Zimbal on an out-of-bounds play started the second quarter scoring. On the next St. Francis possession, a turnover led to a lay-up for Lauren Crotinger (Jr.). The two baskets were the only scores in the first four minutes of the second half. At 4:11 St. Francis called time-out for strategy. A free-throw by Jordyn Faulkender moved the score to 14-12. With 2:31 left in the first half, a stick-back basket by Brandl (plus one) earned GC the lead (14-15). Another Brandl free-throw a bit later increased the lead. Hannan Zimbal tied the contest at 1:11 with two charity tosses for St. Francis. A free-throw area jumper by Youmans regained the advantage for the Lady Rabbits. With 14.7 seconds left, GC took a time-out. A buzzer-beater left-wing jumper by Alondra Gomez (assist Zimbal) tied the contest at 18-all at the intermission.

    Youmans opened the second half with another score for GC. Lindsey Johnson's post basket tied the game at 20-all. Neither team would score again for a while, and at 2:01, St. Francis called time-out. Whitham made 1-of-2 from the line shortly after the time-out, and with 1:35 remaining, a driving score by Hannah Zimbal gave the Lady Indians the lead 22-21. The lead was short-lived as Lauren Crotinger's score in the lane re-assumed the lead for GC. Another lane score; this one by Brandl, was followed by a free-throw by Youmans. The action moved the Lady Jackrabbits' advantage to 22-26 entering the final period.

    Emma Johnson added a deep-deuce from the left-wing on an assist from Karly Bandel. Lindsey Johnson followed with a steal and assist on a left-wing trey by Bandel. Again the lead was brief. At 5:59, Brandl swished two free-throws returning the lead to the Lady Rabbits and GC called time-out to discuss strategy. Moments later, Youmans drained a right-wing trey extending the lead to four (27-31). A basket by Bandel preceded a press-offense score by Youmans. At 3:52, St. Francis called time-out. Crotinger's free-throws increased the GC lead to six (29-35). After an exchange of free-throws by Bandel and Youmans, Bandel banked in a trey from the top-of-the-key for the Lady Indians (33-36). It may have been a signal that the Lady Indians shooting woes were about to change.  Another St. Francis time-out followed at 2:15. At 2:11, Alondra Gomez drew a charge on Youman's drive increasing the Lady Indians' momentum. With two minutes remaining, an assist by Gomez led to a top-of-the-key trey by Bandel tying the game. GC used another time-out at 1:22. With one minute to go, Bandel's left-corner trey gave St. Francis the lead 39-36. A turnover on the next GC possession proved huge as the Lady Indians scored again on the possession; two free-throws by Emma Johnson. GC used another time-out late in the contest, but would not score again. St. Francis defeated the Greeley County Lady Jackrabbits 41-36.

    Kamryn Youmans led the Lady Rabbits in scoring with 16 points. Mattie Brandl added 10. The Lady Jackrabbits made 10 of 17 from the line, had 16 fouls, and committed 28 turnovers.

    St. Francis received 15 points from Karly Bandel (all in the final quarter). Hannah Zimbal added 8, Emma Johnson 7, Lauren Johnson 3, Alondra Gomez 3, Lindsey Johnson 2, McKenna Poling 2, and Jordyn Faulkender 1. The Lady Indians made 7 of 16 from the line, had 16 fouls, and committed 23 turnovers (16 in the second half).

    In the junior varsity game that preceded the varsity contest, the style of action was similar with two ties and six lead changes in the two-quarter contest.  Lauren Crotinger opened the contest with a right-wing deuce. Jordyn Faulkender added a lane basket and a free-throw to give St. Francis a brief lead. A St. Francis turnover soon led to a score by GC's Kallie Knobbe. With the addition of another Knobbe score (right-wing) and a free-throw by Raelynn Welsh, the Lady Jackrabbits led 3-7. After a trey by Alondra Gomez, the Lady Indians called time-out at 1:26. With 30 seconds left in the first quarter, Jordyn Faulkender's post score returned the lead to St. Francis. This lead was also short-lived as a free-throw and offensive rebound basket by Myla Reynolds gave GC an 8-10 lead after one quarter of action.

    The second and final quarter opened with a transition basket by Crotinger and a right-wing jumper by Mattie Brandl. The Lady Jackrabbits now led 8-15. Jordyn Faulkender soon added a basket finishing press offense. A steal-two by Hannah Zimbal was followed by a free-throw circle jumper by Mia Morrow. At 3:45, an assist from Hannah Zimbal to Lyden Lampe completed a fast-break for the lead (16-15). The 8-point St. Francis run was done, but the Lady Indians now were in the lead. On the next GC possession, the Lady Rabbits added a basket from the wing to retake the advantage. St. Francis called time-out at 3:25 trailing by one. Two Crotinger free-throws were following by a free-throw by Mia Morrow. At 2:03, GC called time-out to prevent a turnover versus the St. Francis press. The teams traded several possessions without a score, and at 27.5, the Lady Indians took a time-out. At 19.5, a SF turnover gave the ball to GC. At 16.1, GC returned the favor, and St. Francis used another time-out. With 4.7 seconds remaining, GC earned a steal and called time-out. St. Francis stole the inbounds pass, but turned the ball over again with 2 seconds remaining. St. Francis lost the junior varsity game to Greeley County 17-19. St. Francis had 15 turnovers in the two-quarter contest; GC had 8.

    The Lady Indians will play Northern Valley at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 18, in the opening round of the Regional Tournament.

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    Indians Lose To Hoxie

    On Thursday evening, February 14, the St. Francis Indians traveled to Hoxie to make-up a NWKL basketball contest that had been postponed twice to weather conditions. The team battled hard and though both teams operated with less than a full roster due to sickness and injuries, Hoxie earned a 40-55 victory. St. Francis played without starter Connor Keller (sickness) and Hoxie had two players out due to injury; Sean Robben (6' 4 Sr.) and Jake Geisinger (6' 7" Sr.).

    A left wing trey by Brady Dinkel for the Indians was soon answered by a right-corner trey by Hoxie's Jarrod Dible (6' 0" Sr.). Dible gave Hoxie their first lead (5-3) with a driving score. K.C.Krien followed with a fast-break score for St. Francis. After two free-throws by Hoxie's Harlan Obioha (6' 9" So.), Adam Krien's top-of-the-key trey gave the lead back to St. Francis (8-7). Jesse Baxter followed with a jumper in the lane. Soon, the Indians fouled Jared Kennedy on a three-point shot. Kennedy (6' 0" Sr.) made 2-of-3 retaking the lead. A left-wing trey by Ashton Dowell (5' 10" Fr.) was followed by a St. Francis time-out at 1:27 due to Dinkel's bleeding nose. Hoxie would add five more points in the first period; a driving score and three consecutive free-throws by Dible. St. Francis trailed 10-17 after one period of action.

    The Hoxie lead would reach double-digits on the first score of the second period; a left-wing trey by Parker Jones (6' 4" Jr.). It would be the only field goal of the period for Hoxie. K.C. Krien converted a Hoxie turnover into a basket. Brady Dinkel then added a left-elbow bucket after an offensive rebound. After a score on a drive by Jesse Baxter, the Indians had trimmed the deficit to 16-20. Only free-throws remained to be scored in the period. Kaden Tremblay (5' 7" Sr.)  and Gavin Tremblay (5' 7" So.) each added two free-throws for Hoxie. Baxter made 1-of-2 for St. Francis. St. Francis trailed 17-24 at the halftime break.

    I was obvious that Hoxie had decided to involve their big man a bit more in the second half. With Hoxie being very deliberate to work the ball inside, Harlan Obioha scored the first two baskets for Hoxie from short range. Colton Neitzel sandwiched a free-throw between the Obioha scores for St. Francis. A left wing-trey by Logan Weimer (5' 8" Sr.) was followed by three consecutive field goals by Jared Kennedy (6' 0" Sr.); a post score, an out-of-bounds play basket, and right-wing trey. At the 3:45 mark of the third period, following a 14-1 third quarter run, Hoxie led by twenty (18-38). Adam Krien and Brady Dinkel added free-throws, and at 2:37, Hoxie used their second time-out of the game leading 21-38. After returning to the floor, Jarrod Dible scored on a jump-hook from the baseline. Richard Johnson followed with a stick-back basket for the Indians, but Hoxie answered with a drive by Gavin Tremblay and another post score by Obioha (23-44). After four Krien free-throws, Dible swished a buzzer-beater top-of-the-key trey for Hoxie. The Indians had managed to only score one field goal in the third period and now trailed 27-47.

    Brady Dinkel opened the final period with a pair of free-throws. Obioha answered with post score (plus one). Krien added two free-throws for the Indians a bit later. At 5:33, Obioha fouled out of the contest. His absence certainly aided the St. Francis cause; both offensively and defensively. Dinkel added a pair of free-throws and left-wing trey in short order, and with just over 3 minutes left, Jarrod Dible picked-up his 4th foul on a charge drawn by Richard Johnson. At 3:05, Hoxie used another time-out. A free-throw by Kaden Tremblay was followed by a deep-three by Dinkel. Hoxie then added a fast-break score by Thaddeus Friess (5' 9" Sr.) and turnover-two by Tremblay. The final score of the contest was a free-throw by Adam Krien. St. Francis lost to a talented Hoxie team 40-55.

    Brady Dinkel led all scorers with 17 points. Adam Krien added 9 for the Indians. Others contributing to the St. Francis scoring total were K.C. Krien 6, Jesse Baxter 5, Richard Johnson 2, and Colton Nietzel 1. The Indians committed 17 fouls and 13 turnovers. St. Francis was 16 of 23 from the free-throw line.

    Hoxie made 13 of 16 from the stripe. The home-standing Indians committed 22 fouls and had 15 turnovers.

    St. Francis will play Greeley County on Friday, February 15, in Tribune.

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    Hoxie Wins Battle of Lady Indians

    The Hoxie Lady Indians defeated the St. Francis Lady Indians in girls varsity basketball in Hoxie on Thursday evening, February 14. The game was a make-up game that was postponed twice earlier due to weather. Hoxie won the contest 35-45. The loss was the 11th straight loss to Hoxie on their home floor. The Lady Indians' last victory in Hoxie came in 1997. The Lady Indians defeated Hoxie 52-50 in the NWKL Tournament on January 18 of this year. There was no junior varsity contest.

    Though the Lady Indians led early in the contest, Hoxie held the advantage throughout most of the game and led by as many as 17 late in the contest. The Lady Indians played very good defense throughout the first half, but struggled to get the ball in the basket. The Lady Indians' lower shooting percentage certainly did not help the St. Francis cause. Both teams struggled to score in the first quarter as both teams played intensely on defense and missed numerous shots. Karly Bandel swished two free-throws to open the scoring. At 4:35 in the first quarter, Hoxie called time-out trailing 2-0. A Bandel assist to led to a score by Lauren Johnson in the post, but a Lady Indian turnover soon resulted in a lay-up by Macy Schamberger (5' 7" Jr.). The Lady Indians led 6-2 after an out-of-bounds play assist by Bandel led to a basket by Lindsey Johnson on an outstanding lob play. At the first quarter horn, the score stood at 6-2.

    Things were about to change, and the scoring pace would soon increase. Emma Johnson's jumper from the right elbow opened the second period. The 8-2 lead would be the largest the Lady Indians would hold. A left-wing trey by Addie Campbell (5' 4" Jr.) was the first of four treys the Hoxie girls would rain in the second period. After a baseline score by Lindsey Johnson, Macy Schamberger drained a left-wing trey for Hoxie. Campbell's two free-throws tied the contest at 10-all with 5:56 left in the first half. After a St. Francis timeout, an assist from Campbell to Schamberger led to another Hoxie left-wing trey. Hoxie regained the lead at 5:15 and would hold it though the remainder of the contest. A free-throw by Hannah Zimbal was followed by an assist from Trinity Balluch (5' 9" Sr.) leading to another score by Schamberger. On the next Hoxie possession, St. Francis drew a charge on a drive, and Alondra Gomez followed with a nice driving score (13-15). On the ensuing possession, Schamberger drained another trey; this one from the top-of-the-key. The next Hoxie score resulted from a beautiful pass by Campbell to Macalee White (5' 6" Sr.) on a baseline cut. White then added a fast-break lay-up when the Lady Indians failed to transition defensively. At 2:09, St. Francis took another time-out trailing 13-22. Only one more basket would be added in the first half, and it came after a turnover on the next St. Francis possession; a basket by White. St. Francis trailed at halftime 13-24.

    Lauren Johnson swished a right-wing trey for the Lady Indians to open the third period (assist Karly Bandel). Hoxie answered with a drive by Addie Campbell and lane score by Bailey McKenna (5' 6" So.) The deficit was now twelve (16-28). A free-throw by Hannah Zimbal was followed by a driving score by Bandel. At 3:01, Hoxie called time-out leading by nine. A left-wing trey by Emma Johnson trimmed the deficit to six (22-28). Maiah Castle (5' 7" Sr.) added a basket from the lane for Hoxie. After free-throws by Jordyn Faulkender (1 of 2) and Emma Johnson (2 of 2), the Lady Indians narrowed the margin to five (25-30). On the next two Hoxie possessions, the Lady Indians positioned themselves well and drew charges on back-to-back defensive plays (Bandel and Lindsey Johnson). Hoxie's Lexi Torleumke (added a final free-throw to complete the third period scoring. St. Francis trailed 25-31.

    Hannah Zimbal opened the final period with a nice post basket for the Lady Indians. Hoxie followed with 4 consecutive field goals. Three came on consecutive Hoxie possessions when the Lady Indians failed to rotate efficiently on defense and allowed close-range scores. Castle, McKenna, and Balluch each scored from inside three feet. St. Francis called time-out at 5:35 to adjust. After returning to the action, Schamberger swished a left-baseline trey giving Hoxie a 27-40 lead. The only other score for several minutes was a free-throw by Karly Bandel. At 2:36, Hoxie used their 3rd time-out. Castle then added two free-throws and McKenna a fast-break basket. St. Francis called their fourth time-out with 1:50 remaining. A Schamberger free-throw moments later gave Hoxie their largest lead of the game; 17 points (28-45). Hoxie would not score again. St. Francis added four free-throws by Zimbal and trey by Emma Johnson. The Lady had played hard, but were defeated by Hoxie 35-45.

    Macy Schamberger led all scorers with 15 points. Addie Campbell added 7. Macalee White, Bailey McKenna, and Maiah Castle each chipped in 6 for Hoxie. Hoxie made 6 of 8 from the line, committed 20 fouls, 15 and had turnovers.

    St. Francis received 10 points from Emma Johnson and 8 from Hannah Zimbal. Others scoring for the Lady Indians were Lauren Johnson 5, Karly Bandel 5, Lindsey Johnson 4, Alondra Gomez 2 and Jordyn Faulkender 1. St. Francis had 14 fouls, made 12 of 16 from the stripe, and committed 22 turnovers.

    The Lady Indians will play Greeley County in Tribune on Friday, February 15, and will play Northern Valley in St. Francis on Monday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the quarter-final round of the Regional Tournament.

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    Indians Win At Cheylin

    The St. Francis Indians moved their season record to 14-4 with another win on Tuesday, February 12, in McDonald. The Indians defeated the Cheylin Cougars 61-47 in a game that was well-contested throughout. Though the Cougars have a younger team with only nine players (one senior, one junior), they played good defense and made it difficult for the Indians to gain an offensive rhythm. With both teams playing predominately zone defense, with some full court pressure thrown in, the teams both played decent floor games with the Cougars having 17 turnovers and the Indians 13. There was no junior varsity contest due to Cheylin only having nine players.

    An assist from Jesse Baxter set up the first score of the game by Connor Keller. Cheylin answered with a nice assist from Jacob Serrano (6' 3" Sr.) to Miguel Gonzalez (5' 10" Jr.) on a break moments later. Andrew Schields' top-of-the-key trey gave the Cougars a three-point lead, but Baxter swished back-to-back free-throws a short time later. Another Schields' trey moved the score to 4-8. Baxter answered again; this time, a right-wing deuce. When Schields drained his third three-ball of the young game, the Cougars were in front 6-11. It was Baxter's turn, and a deuce from the top trimmed the margin again. Cheylin called time-out at 4:10 leading 8-11. After returning to action, Brady Dinkel earned a steal-two, but Tyler Sabatka (5' 10" So.) followed with a score on press offense. Dinkel's next assist, to Richard Johnson in the post on transition, was answered by two Serrano free-throws. It appeared that the teams were going to exchange scores all night. But....the Indians soon earned a run to take the advantage. An offensive rebound basket by Adam Krien was followed by a coast-to-coast drive by Dinkel to close the first period. St. Francis had finally earned the lead 16-15.

    Cody Baxter opened the second period with a baseline jumper. A quick steal on the inbounds pass led to a trey by Brady Dinkel. Cheylin called time-out at 7:34 trailing 21-15. After the break, a high-low post pass from Colton Neitzel led to a short-range score for Jesse Baxter. Connor Keller then added a deep deuce from the right corner. The action moved the Indians' advantage to double-digits (25-15). With 3:30 left in the second period, Jesse Baxter was whistled for his 3rd foul and left the game. Cheylin would score the next basket to end a 15-0 run for the Indians on an nice assist from Colton McCarty (5' 11" So.) to Serrano in the post. Schields followed with an offensive rebound score. After a free-throw by Adam Krien, McCarty added jumper from the free-throw circle. The score narrowed the advantage to 26-21. Krien added an old-fashioned three-point play to close the first half. St. Francis led 29-21.

    Connor Keller began the third period scoring with a left-wing trey. Colton McCarty soon drained a trey from the left-side for Cheylin. An assist by Richard Johnson set up a transition left-wing trey by Brady Dinkel. After an offensive rebound by Jesse Baxter, Dinkel drained another three-ball; this one from the opposite side. Adam Krien's right-wing deuce was followed by a basket in the lane by Cody Baxter. The action coupled with some excellent defense by the Indians, helped move the scoreboard to 41-26. Andrew Schields' driving score ended a 10-0 run for the Indians. The Indians now had a bit of breathing room. Draven Houtman scored the final basket of the third period for the Indians; a jumper from the right elbow. St. Francis led 43-26 after three quarters of play.

    Cheylin still has some fight left and would out-score the Indians in the final period 21-18. Schields' driving score was followed by a post basket by Gonzalez. With 6:01 remaining, Cheylin used their 3rd time-out. After another post basket by Gonzalez, Jesse Baxter scored a lay-up. Two Schields free-throws and a steal-two by McCarty narrowed the Indian's advantage to 47-36. The Indians would respond with a 12-3 run. Josiah Sims' assist led to a Baxter score in the lane. Dinkel added two free-throws. Gonzalez then sank a trey from the top-of-the-key. Cody Baxter's left baseline jumper preceded a steal-two by Jesse Baxter. Sims then added a floater in the lane and set up Dinkel for a short-range score with another assist. The scoreboard showed the Indians up by twenty (59-39). After an offensive rebound score by Schields, Cheylin called their 4th time-out with 1:59 remaining. During the time-out, St. Francis substituted in several reserves. Another Schields score (drive) was answered by an offensive rebound score by Wyatt Hilt for the Indians. Sabatka added two free-throws and Schields a turnover-two to close the game. Both teams had competed hard, but St. Francis defeated the Cougars 61-47.

    Andrew Schields led all scorers with 23 points. Miguel Gonzalez added 9 and Colton McCarty 7 for the Cougars. Cheylin made 6 of 10 from the line and had 9 fouls.

    St. Francis received 17 points from Brady Dinkel and 16 from Jesse Baxter. Others scoring for the Indians included Adam Krien 8, Connor Keller 6, and Cody Baxter 6. Josiah Sims, Wyatt Hilt, Richard Johnson, and Draven Houtman each added 2. The Indians committed 16 fouls and made 6 of 8 from the stripe.

    The Indians will play Hoxie, in Hoxie, on Thursday, February 14, and will travel to Tribune on Friday, February 15, to compete with the Greeley County Jackrabbits.

    The Indians earned a first-round bye in the Regional Tournament and will not play until Friday, February 22 in Rexford against the winner of Triplains-Brewster and Golden Plains.

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    Girls Tame Lady Cougars

    Second half runs decide game

    On Tuesday, February 12, the St. Francis Lady Indians won both of their games over the Cheylin Lady Cougars in McDonald. The Lady Indians earned a 26-14 win in a two-quarter junior varsity game and then won the varsity contest 47-38.

    Though the varsity Lady Indians suffered through a cold shooting evening, they gradually pulled away from the Lady Cougars in the second half. The varsity Lady Indians earned a quick basket from Hannah Zimbal in the post to open the scoring. Cheylin's Alondra Perez (5' 5" So.) added a press offense basket, and Jesie Frisbie (6' 0" Sr.) followed with a stick-back basket after a missed free-throw to earn the lead for the Lady Cougars. Midway through the first period, Karly Bandel added a free-throw. The Lady Indians were earning good looks at the goal, but were having difficulty making their shots. At 2:43, the Lady Indians used their first time-out. After returning to action, each team added a field goal; Kaylynn Hendricks (5' 8" Jr.) scored on press offense for the Lady Cougars, and Lauren Johnson added a basket on an offensive rebound. Cheylin led 5-6 after one period.

    Grace Sabatka (5' 8" Jr.) drained a left-corner trey to open the second period. Lauren Johnson chipped in a free-throw for the Lady Indians. No other points were scored until after Cheylin took a time-out at 5:27. After a St. Francis turnover, Sabatka added two more to the Cheylin side of the scoreboard (6-11). With 3:05 remaining in the second period, St. Francis made their 3rd field goal of the game; a top-of-the-key trey by Lauren Johnson. Sabatka soon answered with a pair of free-throws. Lauren's next trey (assist Emma Johnson) trimmed the deficit to 12-13, but the Lady Cougars received two more Sabatka free-throws to lead 12-15 at the halftime intermission.

    St. Francis opened the second half with a flurry. Lindsey Johnson scored on a fast break and then added a nice post move basket to give the Lady Indians the lead at 6:58 (16-15). Hannah Zimbal's free-throws triggered a Cheylin time-out at 5:32. After returning to the floor, Emma Johnson swished a top-of-the-key trey (assist Lauren Johnson). Karly Bandel added a free-throw a bit later, and with the addition of a right-wing trey by Lindsey Johnson (assist Alondra Gomez), the Lady Indians held a double-digit advantage (25-15) at 3:15. At 2:55 and trailing by 12, Cheylin called time-out attempting to change the momentum of the moment. The 15-0 St. Francis run was over, but it had changed the game completely. Jesie Frisbie and Alondra Perez each added consecutive free-throws to trim the margin to 27-19. Another time-out at 1:54 (SF) was followed by a trey by Alondra Gomez. The right-corner bank shot proved that "ole mo" was in the Lady Indians' favor. It would be the last score of the period for the Lady Indians. Cheylin would add free-throws by Jesie Frisbie, Josie Frisbie (5' 5" Sr.) and Grace Sabatka to close the quarter. St. Francis led 30-24 at the the third period horn.

    The Lady Cougars would narrow the gap a bit more. Two more Sabatka free-throws moved the scoreboard to 30-26. The Lady Cougars were closing in, and Lady Indians were needing to score. Lindsey Johnson's assist to sister Lauren on a back-door cut (plus one) was just the answer. On the next Cheylin possession, Emma Johnson drew a charge on a drive by Alondra Perez adding momentum. Karly Bandel's drive and assist to Lindsey Johnson on the block added two more. The Lady Indians held a 35-26 advantage. After a post basket by Cheylin's Grace Sabatka, St. Francis called time-out with 3:57 remaining. After returning to action, Emma Johnson's assist led to a press offense basket by Hannah Zimbal. Lindsey Johnson followed with a driving score. At 2:17, Cheylin called time-out trailing 39-28. After an exchange of free-throws by Lauren Johnson and Sabatka, Jesie Frisbie scored on a St. Francis turnover. Alondra Gomez added a fast-break basket for St. Francis on an assist from Emma Johnson. Unfortunately, the Lady Indians would turn the ball over twice more with both resulting in Cheylin scores (Josie and Jessie Frisbie). Another Lady Indian turnover was redeemed by a steal-two by Gomez. After two more Sabatka free-throws (44-37), the Lady Indians committed yet another turnover. Cheylin did not score on the possession. A foul by Cheylin also resulted in two missed free-throws by St. Francis. The Lady Indians were having difficulty closing the contest. Sabatka soon added one-of-two at the line bringing the score to 44-38. Needing to foul to preserve the clock, the Lady Cougars fouled twice in the closing moments. Emma Johnson (1 of 2) and Karly Bandel (2 of 2) made free-throws to close the contest. St. Francis defeated the Cheylin Lady Cougars 47-38.

    St. Francis was led in scoring by Lauren Johnson with 13 points. Lindsey Johnson added 11. Other Lady Indians contributing to the scoring were Alondra Gomez 7, Karly Bandel 6, Hanna Zimbal 6, and Emma Johnson 4. St. Francis made 10 of 20 from the line, committed 28 turnovers, and had 22 fouls.

    Cheylin's Grace Sabatka led all scorers with 18 points. Jesie Frisbie added 9 for the Lady Cougars. Cheylin made 16 of 31 free-throws, had 19 fouls, and committed 29 turnovers. 

    The junior varsity girls contest was decided by a second quarter run similar to the one the varsity girls recorded in the second half. Lyden Lampe opened the JV game with a left wing deuce, but Cheylin's Nellie Hespe (5' 8" Fr.) soon answered from the post. After a free-throw by Mia Morrow, Sarah Mellinger (5' 5" Fr.) added a left-wing basket giving Cheylin a 3-4 lead. On the next possession, St. Francis answered with a driving score by Jordyn Faulkender. At 4:55, St. Francis called time-out. With the addition of a Faulkender free-throw and a left-wing trey by Alondra Gomez (assist Hannah ZImbal), the Lady Indians held a 9-4 advantage. Cheylin earned back-to-back baskets by Brisa Ibarra (5' 3" Fr.) and Hespe to pull within one (9-8). Faulkender's free-throw completed the first quarter scoring. St. Francis held a slim 10-8 lead after one period.

    Alondra Gomez turned a Cheylin turnover into a basket opening the second and final period. Mia Morrow added two free-throws a short time later. At 6:41, Cheylin called time-out trailing 14-8. Two free-throws by Jordyn Faulkender doubled the Cheylin total. After a post basket by Hespe, Morrow added two more free-throws, and Bailey Workman scored on an assist from Lampe. Cheylin used another time-out trailing by ten (20-10). Only two more baskets would be scored; a left-wing trey by Nora Castillo (5' 9" So.) and a jumper in the lane by Morrow. McKenna Poling, Morrow, and Faulkender all added free-throws for St. Francis in the final minutes. Castillo added one charity toss for Cheylin. St. Francis defeated Cheylin in junior varsity action 26-14.

    The Lady Indians will play Hoxie, in Hoxie, on Thursday, February 14, in a make-up game postponed due to weather. The team will then travel to Tribune on Friday to play Greeley County.

    The Lady Indians will play Northern Valley in the opening round of the Regional Tournament on Monday, February 18. The game will tip-off at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Francis High School Gymnasium.

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    An inside look at Shelby Wolff

    Shelby Wolff, senior, has a bright future ahead of her. She’s a jack of all trades with her skills ranging from cooking, bowling, fishing, and playing the guitar.

    Wolff plans on attending Butler Community College for culinary arts for two years. “I’ve wanted to be a chef since I was little because I like cooking food and I like eating food. I like food.” Wolff said.

    After she finishes with her education she plans on moving to Rhode Island or a surrounding coastal state. “I’m from Massachusetts, but it’s expensive to live in Massachusetts so I want to live around there,” said Wolff.

    Wolff got a tattoo of a cross with outstretched wings on the inside of her left arm last Thanksgiving. “I got it because I wanted to express myself in a different way by getting a tattoo,” Wolff said. “It didn’t hurt that much. The struggle was finding a tattoo that I’d want on me 24/7. Because you got to love looking at it all day every day. But I loved the cross with the angel wings so I chose that one.”

    Playing the guitar has always been a big passion for Wolff. She has been playing the guitar since she got in second grade. Her interests vary greatly from what you might expect. One of her most disparate hobbies is fishing. ”It teaches you patience and it’s a good stress reliever, being out on the calm water for a while,” she said.

    Shelby has had many memorable moments throughout her high school years, from prom and homecoming to Scholar’s Bowl and performing on stage. “Scholar’s Bowl is actually my favorite part about the school year,” Wolff said. “You make some unusual friendships in Scholar’s Bowl and become a family throughout the year and get to know a lot about each other. It’s fun to travel and see new places and meet new people. The competition is good it challenges you and makes you think and helps you get better.”

    She said entertaining people on stage has been a rush for her during high school. “I like the adrenaline rush when you’re on stage and in front of all those people on production nights,” Wolff said. “I like being able to get up on stage and be myself and have a fun time being weird or crazy I like to entertain people while still being myself at the same time.”

    But one thing that most wouldn’t expect are all the little moments, from the laughs her class shared to just the little inside jokes they would tell each other, although this might not be what you expect it really is all the little things that you’ll remember ten years down the line.

    Jorge Olivares, senior, said Shelby is determined. “She’s very kind,” said Olivares. “She’s always been very set in what she wanted to do in life.”

    Cameron Sulewski, junior, described Shelby as selfless. “I love how she is always thinking about other people over herself, and when she sets her mind to something she does it,” said Sulewski.

    Shelby has learned and grown a lot over the years and has gained a lot of insight into what it takes to be successful in school. “My advice to kids is to try hard in school whether you like it or not. Do your best so that one day you can move on and do great things without being constrained by failing grades,” said Wolff.

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  • Regional Wrestling February 15 & 16

    The Regional Wrestling Tournament will be held in WaKeeney on Friday, February 15, and Saturday, February 16, at Trego Community High School. The Indians will be competing with wrestlers from 21 other schools at the tournament. Wrestlers who place in the top four positions in their respective weight class at the Regional Tournament will qualify for state competition in Hays on Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23. The State Tournament will be held at Gross Memorial Coliseum on the campus of Fort Hays State University in Hays.

    Teams competing in the WaKeeny Regional are: Atwood-Rawlins County HS, Brewster HS, Cimarron HS, Colby HS, Ellis HS, Goodland HS, Hays-Thomas More Prep-Marian HS, Hill City HS, Holcomb HS, Hoxie HS, Lakin HS, Leoti-Wichita County HS, Montezuma-South Gray HS, Norton Community HS, Oakley HS, Oberlin-Decatur Community HS, Plainville HS, Quinter HS, St. Francis HS, Sublette HS, Tribune-Greeley County HS, and WaKeeney-Trego Community HS.

    The schedule for the Regional Tournament is below.

    SESSION I
    Round 1 - First Round Friday at 2:00 p.m.
    Round 2 - Championship Quarterfinals
    Round 3 - Consolation First Round
    Round 4 - Championship Semifinals

    SESSION II
    Round 5 - Consolation Cross Bracketing Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
    Round 6 - Consolation Quarterfinal
    Round 7 - Consolation Semifinal
    Round 8 - Consolation Finals (two mats)
    Round 9 - Championship Finals (one mat) 

    Seeding Criteria

    The following criteria will be used to seed wrestlers for the tournaments.
    1. Head to head competition (If two wrestlers have evenly split wins during the season, the wrestler who won the last match will be given the seed.)
    2. Record against common opponents
    3. Returning state champion from the previous year
    4. Returning state placer from the previous year
    5. Returning regional champion or runner-up at the same weight from the previous year
    6. Overall record in the weight class wrestling at regionals
    Forfeits: Include dual match forfeits in record for seeding.
    Records: Contestants with losing records should not be seeded, unless they meet other criteria.
    The number of contestants who are seeded may vary from one weight class to the next, but every effort should be made to treat like situations in a uniform manner. Other unseeded wrestlers in the weight class are then drawn at random to fill the vacant spots in the brackets. 

    Admission to the Regional Tournament for Saturday is $6 for adults and $5 for students. Saturday's admission is $8 for adults and $7 for students.

    Further information and results for the Regional Tournament can be found by clicking on this link.

     

     

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  • Regional Basketball Information

    Boys earn bye; Girls host on Monday

    The St. Francis High School basketball teams will be participating in the Rexford-Golden Plains Regional Tournament to be held on Monday, February 18, and Tuesday, February 19. The girls will play on Monday, February 18. The boys will play on Tuesday, February 19. The Regional Tournament will be seeded at 10:00 a.m on Wednesday, February 13, and the seeding will be posted on this site as soon as it become available. (See seeding results below.)

    Seeding Criteria
    1. Seeding shall be based strictly on percentage of wins and losses. To determine this percentage, divide the number of games won by the number of games played. (Only varsity competitions will count.) The team with the higher percentage will receive the higher seed. Byes in regular season games/tournaments (including league tournament) ARE NOT to be counted.
    2. If two teams have an identical percentage, the tie will be broken as follows:
        a. If the teams played each other, the one defeating the other a larger number of times will receive the seed.
        b. If they have played each other and each has defeated the other team under consideration an identical number of times, go to step (c).
        c. If two teams have the same percentage of wins and (1) or (2) will not resolve the tie, the team with the most wins will receive the better seed.
        d. If the tie in (c) still remains, then a draw by lot will determine the team receiving the higher seed. 
    3. If three teams have an identical percentage, the tie will be broken as follows:
        a. If one team has defeated the other two a larger number of times, it will receive the better seed.
        b. If not, the manager will draw by lot for top seed, then the tie between the remaining two teams shall be broken by using procedures in (2). The procedure for draw by lot is to put the names of the teams 'tied' into a hat and draw. The first one drawn will receive the highest seed.
    4. In sub-state tournaments, teams receiving a bye will consider the bye as a win as it relates to their win-loss record for seeding purposes in subsequent tournaments.

    Teams competing in the Rexford Regional are:  Almena-Northern Valley HS, Atwood-Rawlins County HS, Bird City-Cheylin HS, Brewster HS\Winona-Triplains HS, Rexford-Golden Plains HS, and St. Francis HS.

    The seeding was released Wednesday morning. The Lady Indians have the #3 seed and will host Northern Valley in St. Francis on Monday, February 18. The game will tip-off at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Francis High School Gymnasium. Click here to view the Regional Tournament bracket for the Lady Indians.

    The girls teams and their records at the time of seeding are listed below.

    Seed Team W-L %
    1 Golden Plains 18-0 1.000
    2 Rawlins County 12-6 .667
    3 St. Francis 12-6 .667
    4 Cheylin 9-9 .500
    5 Triplains-Brewster 5-12 .294
    6 Northern Valley 3-14 .176

     

    The Indians received the second seed and will have a bye in the quarter-final round of the Regional Tournament. The Indians will play the winner of the Triplains-Brewster / Golden Plains game on Friday evening in Rexford at a time yet to be determined. The team records for the boys teams at the time of seeding are below. Click here to view the boys Regional Tournament bracket.

    Seed Team W-L %
    1 Northern Valley 18-1 .947
    2 St. Francis 14-4 .778
    3 Triplains-Brewster 10-7 .588
    4 Rawlins County 10-8 .556
    5 Cheylin 5-13 .278
    6 Golden Plains 3-15 .167

     

    Regional Play Date Information

    Class 1A Girls – Monday - Quarterfinals
    Four single contests (7 p.m.) will be played at the site of the highest seeded team. The pairings will be made as follows:
    Team 8 at Team 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Team 6 at Team 3
    Team 7 at Team 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Team 5 at Team 4
    Class 1A Boys – Tuesday - Quarterfinals
    Four single contests (7 p.m.) will be played at the site of the highest seeded team. The pairings will be made as follows:
    Team 8 at Team 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Team 6 at Team 3
    Team 7 at Team 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Team 5 at Team 4
    • Note for Monday and Tuesday: In the event that School A plays School B with boys (girls) on Monday and girls (boys) on Tuesday, if both schools agree, they may play both games on the same night at the same site as a doubleheader at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The night will be mutually agreed upon by the two participating schools. The site will be determined by adding the girls seed number and the boys seed number. The school with the lowest combined seed total would be the host. If no agreement can be reached, the contests will be played as scheduled above.

    • Example: School A – girls seed is 2 and the boys seed is 6, making a total of 8. School B – girls seed is 5 and boys seed is 4, making a total of 9. School A would host the doubleheader. In the event their combined seed totals are identical, the school with the most wins (combined boys and girls) would host.
    • Example: School A combined seed 9, school B combined seed 9. To break the tie, add girls' and boys' wins. School A boys had 10 wins and the girls 12, for a total of 22. School B boys had 9 wins and the girls 12, for a total of 21 wins. School A should host the doubleheader. If a tie still remains, the manager will draw by lot to determine the host.
    • If the court of the higher seeded team does not meet minimum requirements, i.e., no restraining lines and/or a minimum of eighteen (18) inches from the three point arc to the sideline, the contest may be played at either the lower seeded team's site or a site mutually agreed on by school principals from the two involved schools.


    Wednesday, no contests
    Open night, available for weather delayed contests.

    Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Semifinals
    Class 1A – Two Girls games, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at primary site.
    Add the mileage of the teams playing each other; the two teams with the greatest total mileage will play the early game.

    Friday, February 22, 2019 – Semifinals
    Class 1A – Two Boys games, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at primary site.
    Add the mileage of the teams playing each other; the two teams with the greatest total mileage will play the early game.

    Saturday, February 23, 2019 – Finals
    Girls final – 6 p.m. Note: No third place games are to be played.
    Boys final – 7:30 p.m.

     

    The other regional assignments (by geographic region) for teams that St. Francis teams may play (if they qualify for Sub-State action) are listed below. The Sub-State Tournaments will be held in Russell and Wakeeney.

    Regional at Grainfield-Wheatland/Grinnell HS

    Dighton HS, Grainfield-Wheatland/Grinnell HS, Quinter HS, Sharon Springs-Wallace County HS, Tribune-Greeley County HS, Weskan HS, and WPH (Ransom-Western Plains & Healy)

    Regional at Hill City HS

    Downs-Lakeside HS, Hill City HS, Kensington-Thunder Ridge HS, Logan HS, Osborne HS, Palco HS, and Stockton HS

    Regional at Sylvan-Lucas Unified HS

    Central Plains, La Crosse HS, *Natoma HS, Otis-Bison HS, Sylvan-Lucas Unified, Victoria HS, and Wilson HS

    Note:  * = boys team only

    Admission to the Regional Tournament is $6 for adults and $5 for students.

    The winners of the eight Sub-State Tournaments will advance to the state tournament to be held at Dodge City-United Wireless Arena on March 6-9.

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  • Indians Wrestle in Bill Voss Novice Tournament

    On Saturday, February 9, eight Indian wrestlers competed in the Bill Voss Novice Tournament in Colby. Wrestlers from 21 communities competed in the event. Area competitors were from Atwood-Rawlins County, Brewster, Colby, Garden City, Goodland, Greeley County, Hays, Hays-TMP, Hill City, Holcomb, Hoxie, Lakin, Liberal, Norton, Oakley, Oberlin-Decatur Community, Phillipsburg, Scott City,  St. Francis, Trego Community, and Ulysses.

    No team scores were kept. Many brackets were divided into A & B divisions. St. Francis had seven wrestlers win matches including Aaron White, Caleb Todd, Eli Mills, Shannon Rethke, Arthur Albuquerque, Sam Dovico, and Jayce Nider. Jayce Nider placed 1st in his division winning four matches. Shannon Rethke placed second in his division winning 4 matches and losing one. Caleb Todd was named Most Inspirational Wrestler at the tournament.

    A complete listing of results for the St. Francis wrestlers is below.

    126A - Aaron White's place is 5th and has scored 2.0 team points.
    Click here to view Aaron's bracket.

    Round 1 - Aaron White won by fall over Dylan Fulton (Scott City) (Fall 0:58)
    Round 2 - Jacob Miller (Greeley County- Tribune) won by major decision over Aaron White (Maj 12-4)
    Round 3 - Trey Stramel (Colby High School) won by fall over Aaron White (Fall 1:47)
    Round 4 - Steven Sellers (Garden City) won by fall over Aaron White (Fall 3:03)

    126B - Caleb Todd's place is 6th and has scored 3.0 team points.
    Click here to view Caleb's bracket.

    Round 1 - Ben Dunlap (Garden City) won by fall over Caleb Todd (Fall 0:56)
    Round 2 - Jacob Pfeifer (Hays-Thomas More Prep-Marian) won by fall over Caleb Todd (Fall 3:31)
    Round 3 - Orion Craig (Garden City) won by fall over Caleb Todd (Fall 5:19)
    Round 4 - Matthew Hafliger (Trego County) won by fall over Caleb Todd (Fall 0:38)
    Round 5 - Eli Mills (St. Francis) won by fall over Caleb Todd (Fall 0:23)

    126B - Eli Mills's place is 5th and has scored 7.0 team points.
    Click here to view Eli's bracket.

    Round 1 - Matthew Hafliger (Trego County) won by fall over Eli Mills (Fall 3:01)
    Round 2 - Ben Dunlap (Garden City) won by fall over Eli Mills (St. Francis) (Fall 2:48)
    Round 3 - Jacob Pfeifer (Hays-Thomas More Prep-Marian) won by fall over Eli Mills (Fall 1:39)
    Round 4 - Orion Craig (Garden City) won by fall over Eli Mills (Fall 1:19)
    Round 5 - Eli Mills (St. Francis) won by fall over Caleb Todd (Fall 0:23)

    132B - Shannon Rethke's place is 2nd and has scored 16.0 team points.
    ​​​​​​​Click here to view Shannon's bracket.

    Round 1 - Shannon Rethke won by decision over Derek Brown (Goodland) (Dec 10-6)
    Round 2 - Shannon Rethke won by fall over Garrett Kuhn (Trego County) (Fall 5:03)
    Round 3 - Shannon Rethke won by fall over Chris Brahmbhatt (Garden City) (Fall 3:08)
    Round 4 - Shannon Rethke won by decision over Erwin Flores (Atwood) (Dec 8-4)
    Round 5 - Damien Garcia-Peck (Garden City) won by fall over Shannon Rethke (Fall 1:35)

    138A - Arthur Albuquerque's place is 4th and has scored 11.0 team points.
    Click here to view Arthur's bracket.

    Round 1 - Salvador Barintas (Garden City) won by fall over Arthur Albuquerque (Fall 1:35)
    Round 2 - Jesus Segovia (Ulysses) won by fall over Arthur Albuquerque (Fall 3:09)
    Round 3 - Manten Crow (Goodland) won by fall over Arthur Albuquerque (Fall 0:38)
    Round 4 - Arthur Albuquerque won by fall over Julian Garcia (Liberal) (Fall 1:54)
    Round 5 - Arthur Albuquerque won by fall over Trenton Werth (Hays High) (Fall 5:16)

    138B - Sam Dovico's place is 4th and has scored 3.0 team points.
    Click here to view Sam's bracket.

    Round 1 - Sam Dovico won by fall over Tyler Patterson (Garden City) (Fall 3:26)
    Round 2 - Brandon Kenny (Brewster) won by fall over Sam Dovico (Fall 1:26)
    Round 4 - Michael Lehman (Greeley County- Tribune) won by fall over Sam Dovico (Fall 1:30)
    Round 5 - Thomas Dennis (Colby High School) won by fall over Sam Dovico (Fall 1:55)

    145B - Jayce Nider's place is 1st and has scored 17.0 team points.
    Click here to view Jayce's bracket.

    Round 2 - Jayce Nider won by forfeit over Colter Palmer (Brewster) (FF)
    Round 3 - Jayce Nider won by fall over Dylan Edwards (Hill City) (Fall 0:44)
    Round 4 - Jayce Nider won by fall over Chan Lee (Garden City) (Fall 5:03)
    Round 5 - Jayce Nider won by major decision over Tyson Glennenmeier (Norton Community) (Maj 9-0)

    195 - Gregor Burr's scored 0.0 team points.
    ​​​​​​​Click here to view Gregor's bracket.

    Quarterfinal - Rowdy Farr (Colby High School) won by fall over Gregor Burr (Fall 1:00)
    Cons. Round 1 - Adolfo Mendoza (Ulysses) won by fall over Gregor Burr (Fall 2:08)

     

    Coach’s Awards:

    Key Match Award:  Jayce Nider defeating Hanson of Rawlins County in a redemption match

    Coach’s Award:  Caleb Todd

    Practice Wrestler:  Shannon Rethke

    Most Outstanding Wrestlers:  Jayce Nider: went 7-0 throughout the whole weekend, continues to get better every week.

    Coach Dylan Loyd shared the following comments on the week, "The season is really starting to wind down in a hurry and regionals is now here. This past week we traveled to Colby to take part in the Bill Voss Invitational. Typically, in years past we don’t send as many to this tournament due to point restrictions. Unfortunately, this season we had two tournaments canceled so we had some points to spare. This tournament is a good one to send guys to that have missed time. It never hurts to get that extra mat time heading into regionals. I feel like this group is ascending and they are starting to peak at the right time. This group really has grown and really has improved and as coaches we are very proud of them because this season hasn’t been easy. They wrestled against tough competition, our practices have been tough, but mentally this group has stayed focused and I’m excited for them heading into this week.

    Individually, Aaron White has a rough go the past couple of weeks. He hasn’t had the results that I know he would like to have but, luckily this season isn’t over yet. He’s got some improvements that need to be made but, he has the skill set to leave a mark this weekend. But tough thing is that’s up to him; He has to want it for himself. Caleb Todd really has come a long way since the beginning of the season. He was able to win a very prestigious award at this tournament was voted by all coaches as the Most Inspirational Wrestler of the whole tournament. That speaks volumes of how he is perceived by other coaches. He does a lot of things the right way, he works hard, he’s coachable, and he’s just an all-around good kid who you want on your team. I am excited for him to of been able to win that award and that’s something that he can use as motivation as he heads into this offseason. Eli Mills had a tough weekend. He didn’t perform like we would have liked but, that’s part of wrestling you’re not always going to compete at a high level. Eli has had a decent year, he’s been able to do somethings that he can use to build on as he moves forward. He’s not a finished product but, he has somethings that he can work with as he continues his career. Shannon Rethke might be our most improved wrestler from where he was 2 months ago to where he is now. He really had a good season. He has come a long way and I am excited for his future. He does a good job of seeking out competition in the wrestling room every day. That’s how you get better and he works hard. If he gets in the weight room with Coach Fawcett this offseason he will make some huge gains and can hit the ground running next season. Arthur Albuquerque was able to get some good wins this weekend. He’s another one who has really improved and the more mat time he can get right now the better. For a first-year wrestler and never having been exposed to this sport he’s done extremely well. I hope this has been an experience for him that he will never forget. Sam Dovico has been a joy to coach. She really has a tremendous attitude and she works extremely hard. I’m really proud of her and for what she stands for. It’s not easy to try a sport, especially wrestling, and to go out and compete against boys. She has had a great season and really is a natural. I can’t say enough good things about Sam and the impact she has had on our program. She’s been a joy and we will most definitely miss her. Jayce Nider had himself a great weekend going 7-0. He’s got a lot of momentum going into regionals this weekend and he keeps on getting better. He was able to get a redemption match this weekend and that will pay huge dividends in his confidence moving forward. He’s got a lot of natural skills and I’m excited to continue to work with him and watch him develop. Gregor Burr had a tough weekend. He just gets himself into some tough positions that just comes with time. This is a sport where experience can really help you and get you fairly far and Gregor hasn’t wrestled enough to get that mat awareness yet. However, from the first day of practice to now he has come a long way. He’s got a great attitude and he works hard. Those two attributes will take you a long way not only in this sport but in life. Regional week is here and we’re excited. We are looking forward to watching this group compete this weekend and achieve some goals they have set for themselves this season. I think it’s important going into this weekend knowing that you are prepared and to take it all in and relax. Enjoy the process, enjoy the moment, and be grateful for everything. If you are good enough, you’re good enough. If you know every day you haven’t cut any corners, you’ve done all that’s been asked and more, you’ve lived the lifestyle that this sport requires then at the end of the day you have nothing to worry about. The work has been done, and as one of my coaches always use to preach to us come this time of year - the cream will rise to the top!  This group is good enough to make noise and do something special, the time is now - go do it!"

    The Indians will be competing in the Regional Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday, February 15 and 16.

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